Reaching Out to the Hurting in Pittsburgh

Most of us, particularly those who love and care deeply about our Jewish friends, have been deeply impacted by the heinous massacre that took place in a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.  Some have asked me, “What can I do?”

Carefully, I have vetted ways that would most impact our Jewish friends.  Obviously, reaching out with the love of Yeshua (Jesus) is in order.  So, I reached out to organizations I highly respect to ascertain how best to minister to our Jewish friends in Pittsburgh.  Here are two ways to show our love and support.

From Jews for Jesus:

If you are still wondering whether or not to do anything, I want to reach out and encourage you to stand with the Jewish people in some tangible way. In times past, when the Jewish people have been under assault, some of God’s people stood up and made their love and concern known, while others remained silent. We pray that the Church will rally in large numbers to show Christ’s care for the Jewish people at this time. May churches everywhere rise to this occasion.

We are to mourn with those who mourn and weep with those who weep. At this time of sorrow in the Jewish community, your sensitivity and demonstration of shared grief means more than you may know. Local Jewish community leaders in your area, as well as in those in the Pittsburgh area, will be glad to receive affirmations of Christian love for the Jewish people during this time of sorrow. A letter, a phone call, or a statement on your church’s webpage are just some ways this can be done.

The US Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has launched a “Tree of Life Recovery Fund,” in which 100% of donations will go assist victims’ families and restore the synagogue where the massacre occurred.  DONATE HERE to support that cause.

Of course, prayer is important…and I trust you are doing that.  But a tangible action, whether an encouraging word or a financial gift, demonstrates our care and concern.  I hope you will join me in whatever way possible to share the love of the Jewish Messiah with the Jewish people of Pittsburgh.  Will you take a moment today to take action?

Have a great day!

 

Word from Jerusalem: Special Feast Recap

The ICEJ has produced a special “Feast Edition” of Word from Jerusalem, highlighting the inspiring messages, sights and sounds of the recently completed Feast of Tabernacles, and a look at many of the life-impacting projects ICEJ has sponsored over the past several months.  For insight into the ministry being done in Israel on behalf of Christians everywhere, check out this edition!

8,700 More Ethiopians Awaiting Aliyah to Israel

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In recent years, over 120,000 Ethiopian Jews have made aliyah (return to the Jewish homeland, Israel).  As you can imagine, the cultural adjustment from third world conditions to one of the most high-tech countries on earth is mountainous.  Yet, there are 8,700 Ethiopian Jews yearning for the opportunity to “come home.”

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has played a huge role in not only chartering flights on which Ethiopian Jews have returned, but also providing resources to help them assimilate.  Now, they are on a mission to bring home the final 8,700!

To that end, ICEJ has produced a documentary entitled Journey of Dreams, and is making it available to those who contribute at least $50 USD toward the effort to bring them home.  Here is a trailer of the documentary:

Want to be a part of fulfilling prophecy?  (Ezekiel 11:17Ezekiel 36:24)  Help the remaining Ethiopian Jews come home!

Order Journey of Dreams here!

Against All Odds, How did the Jewish People Survive?

I don’t know if you are familiar with IsraelAnswers, but if not (and you love Israel), you should be!  Have you ever wondered about the Jews’ connection to the land of Israel?  Do you wonder about the whole Palestinian thing?  As a Christian, do you understand why it is important to stand with Israel?

These and many other important topics are covered and you will get answers to your questions about Israel.  Here is a great place to start, so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to discover…

How Have the Jewish People Survived against All Odds?

Enjoy!